"As they were communicating with the suspect he fired out of the residence and the officers returned fire", LAPD public information officer Josh Rubenstein told Us Weekly. Since 2011, he played in Israel, Turkey and Russian Federation.
"While officers could not communicate with the man after the shooting, they believed he was still alive based on text messages".
Investigators from the department's Force Investigation Division will look into the incident.
Starting his career at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Honeycutt was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011. He declared for the National Basketball Association after his sophomore campaign, getting drafted by the NBA's Sacramento Kings. In 2014, Honeycutt joined Khimki, a Russian professional team, on a two-year contract. There were various reports saying that the player killed during the shootout was Tyler Honeycutt something that was eventually confirmed by his agent. He also spent a year playing for Anadolu Efes, a Turkish squad, before returning to Khimki in 2017.
Basketball reporter David Pick said that Honeycutt was working on an NBA comeback and even tried out for the Oklahoma City Thunder.